Today, the Clicking chefs have for you a documentary about a turning point in hip-hop, the (sorta) debut of a promising show with an impressive cast led by America Ferrera, and a marathon of one of the best shows of the past decade on an odd location…
The Breaks [VH1, 9p]
Yay, we get to visit 1990 again! Relive the fashion, music and passion of one of the most pivotal years in hip-hop as Dan Charnas’ book The Big Payback comes to life. The movie chronicles the journey of three friends trying to make their mark on the industry and all the obstacles that come with it. Fingers crossed that this becomes a series after the premiere, which is a possibility.
Superstore [NBC, 8p]
Ben Feldman, handsome, charming, is the least fun part of this admittedly mediocre comedy. Problems arise when his co-workers find a mannequin that’s as good looking as he is. That’s a lot of good looking-ness at one time on my tiny TV.
Parks and Recreation Marathon [Esquire, start at 10:30p]
I actually heartily second both Navani and Katherine’s choices — 1990 was a fascinating crossroads for hip-hop and Superstore’s first three episodes bode well. However, if you are one of those people who dismissed Parks & Rec b/c of poor early episodes, or just want to relive the glory that was all-things-Knope, Esquire is showing a ton of them in order, so jump in at breakthrough episode, the first season finale “Rock Show,” and the debut of Andy Dwyer’s post-grunge classic “The Pit.”